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In July (2000)

Im Juli (original title)
A young, insecure teacher embarks on a journey through Europe to Turkey, where he wants to see a woman again whom he believes to be his fate.

Director:

Fatih Akin

Writer:

Fatih Akin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Daniel Bannier
Christiane Paul ... Juli
Mehmet Kurtulus ... Isa
Idil Üner Idil Üner ... Melek
Jochen Nickel ... Leo
Branka Katic ... Luna
Birol Ünel ... Kellner
Sandra Borgmann ... Marion
Ernest Hausmann Ernest Hausmann ... Kodjo
Gábor Salinger Gábor Salinger ... Marktverkäufer
Cem Akin Cem Akin ... Türkischer Grenzbeamter
Fatih Akin ... Rumänischer Grenzbeamter
Nina Lauterbach Nina Lauterbach ... Kira
Linda Wagener Linda Wagener ... Anette
Hans Daglioglu Hans Daglioglu ... Ernie
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Storyline

Daniel is a young teacher in-spe, who in contrast to everyone else plans to stay in Hamburg for the summer. Juli, a girl at the flea-market, wants to get known to Daniel and manages to sell him a Mayan ring with a sun on it, foretelling him that he will meet a girl with a sun. One day later Daniel is already on his way across Europe. It seems the prophecy came true somehow. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Taglines:

Im August, im Kino, im Juli. See more »


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Country:

Germany

Release Date:

24 August 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

In July See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Budget:

DEM 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The school seen at the beginning is Fatih Akin's former high school. See more »

Goofs

When being stopped at the Turkish side of the border Isa and Daniel should have crossed the Bulgarian check point already which should have required the missing Daniel's passport. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Bannier: [stealing a car] You know what you're doing, don't you?
Juli: [nods]
Daniel Bannier: You got it?
[Juli pulls out a camera and takes a picture of him]
Daniel Bannier: What are you doing?
Juli: It was here.
Daniel Bannier: Hurry up, damn it!
[Juli tries to start the noise and the car makes bad noises]
Daniel Bannier: Hey! Are you crazy you're going to break everything!
Juli: Trust me, ok?
[...]
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Connections

References It Happened One Night (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

El Amor se Demora
Written by Daniel Puente Encina (as Puente)
Performed by Polvorosa (aka Daniel Puente Encina)
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A Summer Night's Dream
28 August 2000 | by ChWasserSee all my reviews

It's been a long time since I've seen a film so unabashedly emotional. It often crosses the line to kitsch (thus getting a little embarrassing sometimes), but that doesn't matter because the whole thing is just so overwhelmingly likeable that I saw it twice in a row. A perfect feel-good-movie for the summer holidays. There are so many great scenes: Daniel and Juli getting stoned and singing "Blue Moon", Luna (played incredibly sexy by Branka Katic) laughing crazily during the chase through Budapest or the photos of Romania (who took those when both Daniel and Juli are in the picture?)

But you better don't scrutinize the logic too closely and while the dialogue also could have been more inspired and witty (as in Fatih Akin's first film "Kurz und schmerzlos"), "Im Juli" more than makes up for it with great characters, inventive cinematography (especially in the hallucinating scenes), a wonderful soundtrack and the rarely seen locations of SouthEastEurope. Makes you want to drive to Istanbul right away. See this film (even if you're a jaded cynic)! I gave it 9/10.


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